Johannes C. Wolfart

Associate Professor (cross-appointed with the College of the Humanities)

Degrees:BA Hons (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2932
Office:2A62 Paterson Hall

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Germany
  • Reformation/Confessionalization
  • Vernacular History Writing in Early Modern Germany (“Chronicles”)
  • Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

Recent Publications

Religion, Government and Political Culture in Early Modern Germany: Lindau, 1520-1628 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).

“The Rise of the Historical Consciousness” Religion Compass 3 (2009) 86-98.

“Global Yokels: Vernacular Manuscript Chronicles and Urban Identity in Early Modern Germany” in: G. Clark and J. Owens and G. T. Smith, eds., City Limits: Perspectives on the Historical European City (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010) 65-87.

“Why Was There Even a Reformation in Lindau? The Myth and Mystery of Lindau’s Conflict-Free Reformation” Renaissance and Reformation 40 (2017) 43-72.

“Increasing Religious Diversity: Historiographical Criticism of  Current Paradigm” Nova Religio 21 (2018) 63-87.


SSHRC General Research Grant (2004-09)

Rh Institute Award (University of Manitoba, 2002)